jewish


adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Jews or Judaism: Jewish customs.
  2. Informal. Yiddish.

noun

  1. Informal. Yiddish.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Jews

noun

  1. a less common word for Yiddish
adj.

1540s, from Jew + -ish. Old English had Iudeisc; early Middle English used Judewish, Judeish (late 12c.). Figurative use in reference to extortionate money-lending attested by c.1600.

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